BEIJING, Jan. 12 -- A who's who of Hollywood and the music industry, including Madonna, George Clooney and Eric Clapton, have signed up for a star-studded celebrity telethon in aid of the Asian tsunami victims.
Madonna, Bruce Willis and Catherine Zeta-Jones
"Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope" will be televised live on Saturday, the NBC television network, which is organising the event, said Tuesday. Participants from the music world include Stevie Wonder, Lenny Kravitz, Sheryl Crow, Diana Ross, Gloria Estefan, Norah Jones, Mary J. Blige, Tom Jones and Brian Wilson.
Hollywood will be represented, among others, by Halle Berry, Kevin Spacey, Uma Thurman, Matt Damon, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas, Bruce Willis, Danny DeVito and Tim Robbins.
Scheduled to last two hours, the event will be broadcast live from three venues in Los Angeles, New York and London.
Pledges will be taken throughout the broadcast by telephone and via the internet, with all the funds raised going to the relief efforts of the American Red Cross.